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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunny Days ~ Need Extra Cancer Protection

 
Cancer Never Sleeps!
 
This is not breaking news...nor is it new here.  If you participate in your local Relay For Life, you have no doubt heard this before.  Unfortunately, we seem to need to hear it over and over...we must be ever vigilant!  Especially when we are outdoors with our skin exposed to those harmful UV rays. 
 
I speak from experience. On May 17th I wrote about it here - Sunscreen ~ Bad Burns Can Turn Into Cancer.  Today, I am reminded to mention it again.  So we never forget that cancer takes no vacationsCancer never sleepsCancer never discriminates between old or young.  Those of us of a certain age, who spent our summers outside in sleeveless shirts and shorts, barefoot, or in swimsuits and didn't use sunscreen can tell you that you need to monitor every mole and spot on your body that shows any sign of change. 
 

 
This week I had another (yes, another) skin cancer removed from my leg and a biopsy taken from the bridge of my nose.  A phone call today confirmed my suspicion that the nose spot was a precancerous spot that now must be totally removed - the spot, not the nose, Silly!  I have had about six skin cancers removed and countless suspicious spots frozen off in the last ten years.  I go in to the Dermatologist every six months for a checkup to see if more are showing their ugly selves.

So, please make an appointment to get a full body checkup with your Dermatologist.  Be watchful of any changes to your skin.  It can be a mole that changes shape, a red spot that is irregular in shape, a rough spot that doesn't go away (like the one on my nose and another spot just like it that was removed above it a couple of years ago).  Get them looked at by an expert.  Get them removed if there is any chance they are cancer or precancerous.

Do you have a schedule for skin checkups? Have you had skin cancer?

You are too important to me and your family to ignore this issue.  We are bloggy friends and you mean the world to me...you are my world...my bloggy world.  I care.  So...are you picking up the phone yet? 

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for spreading awareness. Sending healing blessings your way. I too am a skin cancer survivor and battle everyday. I've had 2 removed on my back and a basal cell on my forehead. That left me with a 3rd eye ;) . Now everyday is sunscreen and I don't nearly spend as much time outdoors. I never thought it would happen to me, even though I watched a few of my friends die from melanoma. I still did the tanning thing. smh @ my stupidness.

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    1. Brenda Lee,
      thanks for sharing your story with us. It is amazing how many of us gave little thought to the harm we were doing by tanning.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  2. Thanks for this post on skin cancer awareness! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy - Always trying to make others aware of the dangers lurking!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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    1. Ginger - Thank you...encouragement always welcome here!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  4. Great Blog. I know 1st hand about skin cancer. It is not pretty. Maybe some of you would like to see my blog on Blu-U treatment. I had (and still having) treatments for it. I try to stay out of the sun as much as I can. I know it is a bit to late, but I am praying my grandson will learn from my mistake. Thank you Grace for this blog. Very important issue!
    Hug, Hug,
    Marje

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    1. Marje - I am concerned about my kids and grandkids, too. I am pretty sure the grands were slathered with sunscreen most of the time, but my kids...not so much.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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